Although Asus already has a smartwatch product in the Android Wear ZenWatch, it’s clearly not satisfied with just one wearable device. Evidence confirms that the company does have a second watch in the works and the referenced name indicates it could run Microsoft’s software.
Here’s what we know so far. Asus applied for the “Asus VivoWatch” trademark last month, as noted earlier this week by WinSource. The application describes watch that can monitor the wearer’s heart rate and can exchange data with a mobile device.
On Friday, NotebookItalia noticed that the Bluetooth SIG has certified the Asus VivoWatch for various Bluetooth 4.0 functions and describes Model HC-A01 of the VivoWatch as a “health watch which can detect heart rate and sleep data.” Clearly, Asus is planning a second smartwatch; perhaps we’ll see it next month at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
The twist here is in the product…
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